Junior doctors call off strike in J&K

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 20:52

Jammu: Junior doctors in Jammu and Kashmir
agitating for the last 23 days in support of their demands,
including pay revision, today called off their strike and
agreed to resume duties from tomorrow after getting an
assurance from the state government that it will resolve the
issues raised by them by November 16.

The high level committee headed by State Finance
Minister Abdul Rahim Rather held a meeting with the striking
doctors here and agreed to resolve their problems by November
16, an official statement quoting the minister said here this
evening.

Their issues were given due consideration during the
several rounds of talks held with different organisations of
doctors in both Srinagar and Jammu and it was mutually agreed
that the strike be called off, Rather was quoted as saying.

Expressing satisfaction over the government`s assurance
the spokesperson of junior doctors Dr Sandeep said, "After a
threadbare discussion with the committee members and our
counterparts in Srinagar, we unanimously decided to call off
the strike and resume our duties from tomorrow."

The government has given November 16 as the date for
resolving the issues raised by doctors in view of the
scheduled visit of the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA
Chairperson Sonia Gandhi beginning tomorrow and ensuing Darbar
move, the statement said.

The government would ensure that the doctors do not
suffer in any case, it said, adding that it was also agreed to
mitigate other grievances of the doctors at the earliest.

Bureau Report



First Published: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 20:52

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